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10.21.2012 , 10:22 AM |
Prompt: Xenobiology (well not really but for some men, women are like a different species)
Character- Rissa Sith Sorcerer: well after Act 3 No spoilers (well other than Companion relationships)
Rissa stumbled from the refresher, hand over mouth, reeling a bit dizzily.
Talos caught her by the elbow to steady her. “my lord, are you alright? I am a bit concerned. I know I am functioning as acting medical officer but I can't figure out what is wrong with you. I have noticed you have been suffering from excessive regurgitation lately, sleeping a great deal more than normal,and not enjoying your favorite foods as you used to.” He placed his hand against her forehead to check for a fever.
He got a far away look in his eye as he mentally calculated. “ I know we have visited several exotic locals, but I think I can rule out Corellian Tanamen Fever, hmm no appetite therfore not likely Cardoone Chills. Could be a variant of Tastiged Flu.”
By this point Rissa had dissolved into silent laughter.
“Oh my Lord! Are you convulsing?” Talos' voice was edging into panic. Not attending to his Sith's lords health could be a serious detriment to his health.
Whooping with laughter now and with tears running down her face,Rissa leaned against the wall, while Talos stared at her,both puzzled and worried.
“Talos” she finally choked out” you don't know very much about women and well things that women deal with, do you?”
“Well” he started, less panicked but still puzzled” for my duties as the acting medical officer I have studied many of the diseases that may affect the crew for the areas we have visited, and in the course of my duties in Imperial Reclamation Services I have seen the results of how many diseases have affected prior civilizations and colonies.”
“Ah yes” she smiled,wiping the tears from her eyes” how about the symptoms for early pregnancy for human women?”
“Fatigue,nausea, food aversions,frequent urination,missed mens....”his voice trailed off “Oh I see” Then he smiled broadly at her “Congratulations my lord. May I at least help with some anti-nausea medications?”
“I'm okay right now Talos, but lets keep this between us. I haven't told Andronikos yet”
“You can count on my discretion my Lord”
Prompt: Best Day Ever – continued from Xenobiology
Now that someone knew her little secret,she figured she better tell her husband. He really had been wanting kids. She was surprised he had even brought it up first. They had been trying for a long time and had begun to think it wasn't going to happen. He kept thinking it was because he was so much older than her, or because he had been exposed to too much radiation in his life. She worried it had been because her body had been though so much traumatic damage on more than one occasion. It was such big news she wanted to tell him in a special way. First she had to find him.
She headed towards the ships bridge as he usually could be found manually piloting the ship or at least watching the stars and triple checking the navigation computer. To her surprise she found Ashara there in the pilots chair.
“My lord” Ashara politely greeted the Sith “Andronikos followed through on his offer to teach me to pilot the ship” Her voice then dropped into a conspiratorial whisper” Have you told him yet?”
She looked at Ashara startled.
“I sensed the baby already” she smiled “Unlike dueling I wasn't the best in my class at that, but I was pretty good at reading auras”
“shhhhh, no, I am looking for him.” In a fit of sentimentality
(probably brought on by hormones)
she continued. “ever since we decided we wanted kids I always imagined how I would tell him. We would go to our favorite spot, that place in the middle of nowhere,just surrounded by stars. I would sit in his lap and look deep into his eyes and tell him how our dreams have finally come true”
“Oh that sound so, um, sweet my lord. My lips are sealed. I think he went to the engine room to inspect them. He heard a funny sound”
Rissa headed back towards the engine compartment. As she passed Xalek, he stopped her with a hand on her arm, “Yes?” She turned to him He so seldom talked when it did it was usually very important.
She blinked and then growled in frustration. “Stars! Does everyone know? Did Talos or Ashara say something?”
Xalek tapped the mask about where his nose was. “I could smell the difference in you, your pheromones have changed”
“Well so much for my husband being the first to know” She sighed “I better find him before someone spills the beans”
Entering the engine compartment, she found him hard at work,head buried in one of the compartments. Sparks and foul language flew out equally from the opening.
“I need to talk to you” she shouted over the noise.
“Can't babe, those frakin techs at the last stop didn't replace this piece and now I don' think we can make another jump into hyperspace til I fix it.” This was followed by more banging and cursing.
Knowing it was only a matter of time before someone spoiled her surprise and seeing her plan crumble she burst into tears. Hormones again probably, she was not normally a crier. And that's what got Andronikos' attention.
“What in the galaxy is wrong with you Sith?” he demanded.
“I AM PREGNANT!!!” she screamed at him between sobs. Before she could take another breath she was swept up in his arms.
“Really? A baby?” He smiled down at her.
“this is not how I wanted to tell you” she hiccuped between sobs. “I had a plan”
“Doesn't matter babe, you just made this the best day ever” was his reply.
Had to do a little research on this. Had fun finding "diseases" for the Star Wars Universe and also found that Xaleks species has a strong olfactory ability and sensitivity to pheromones
*Rissa (60 Sorc) * Cielle (55 Merc)* Irrissa (55 Op) Ko'neko (55 Mara)
*Minalde (60 Sage)* Aubrei (60 Scound)* Cleindori (55 Sent) Rosaleen (55 Com)
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